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. >> mark silverman has coached his son's little league team for four years. >> kids are playing three, four, five games a day. pitching six, seven, eight innings a day. and you're looking at kids going up well into the 100s of pitches, one afternoon, one game. so yeah. >> and joining me from new york is david epstein, he's the author most recent-of "the sports gene inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance." you know, what strikes me, david, when i hear about these things, you know, we seem to baby, if you will, pitchers more than ever in the big leagues and yet these arm injuries are at an all-time high. so, how do you reconcile those two things? >> that's right. there's no question that major league pitchers are pitching less than they ever have before. pitch counts are kind of at historic lows. but these injuries are set in motion in the developing elbow, right? so, this is something where the groundwork is set by microtears in the ligament when that elbow is developing, you know, during puberty when the arm's growing and so what we're seeing at the major league level is s
they are doing i think it has a direct correlation to what we're seeing later on in their careers. >> mark silverman coached his son's little league team for nine years. >> kids are playing three, four, five games a day, pitching six, seven, eight innings a day. and you're looking at kids going up well in the hundreds of pitches one afternoon in one game. it is a concern. >> joining me from new york is the author of the sports gene inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance. what strikes me david when i hear about these things is that we seem to baby, if you will, pitchers more than ever in the big leagues. yet these arm injuries are at an all-time high. how do you reconcile those two things? >> right. there is no question that major league pitchers are pitching less than they have before. pitch counts are at historic lows. these injuries are set in motion in the developing elbow. so this is something where the groundwork is set by micro tears 18 ligament when the elbow is developing. during puberty, when the arm is growing. what we're seeing at the major league level is some
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